Rita D. Rock


Rita D. Rock died Thursday, April 11, 2019, in San Diego, Calif., after a brief illness. Born on Dec. 25, 1926, in Champlain, N.Y., she was the daughter of Peter and Dora Dumas and sister of Vezina, Catherine, and Robert (Bob), all predeceased. She was married to Joseph Rock for 70 years. She is survived by Joseph, one daughter, one grandson, and one great-grandson.
A Registered Nurse for 40 years, she worked as a Private Duty Nurse, office nurse for Dr. Clark in Chazy, a Medical/Surgical Nurse, an Industrial Nurse, and a Nursing Instructor and Director for the LVN program at Champlain Valley Educational Services (formerly BOCES). As a nurse, and as a person, she was beloved by all who knew her. No services are planned; those who knew her are asked to honor her kindness and caring for others.
Published on April 15, 2019
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Celeste Ormsby Daniels
Apr 21, 2019
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I took the LPN course with Rita.
She was an amazing instructor and a very kind and caring person.
Evelyn Kerr
Apr 19, 2019
A wonderful nurse who taught me a lot when I was a young nurse at old. CV hospital. Very respected as a nurse. Instructor colleague love her she will be missed thoughts and prayers to the family🙏🙏💕💕🎈♥️
Victoria E. McCormick
Apr 17, 2019
So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I know you and your Dad are greatly missing her but her spirit will always be with you. May you find peace and joy in the many memories you have shared over the years.
My sincerest condolences to you both,
Joanne Kristel
Apr 17, 2019
My sincere condolences to an awesome lady and professional nurse. Rita was such a wonderful nursing instructor! Fair and tough.... her LPNs were the best.
Debby Powers
Apr 16, 2019
I am very sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. I have many fond memories of Rita, Joe and Susie from my childhood. She was a wonderful, caring woman.
Kathleen Karkoski Huchro
Apr 16, 2019
Mrs. Rock was my nursing instructor at BOCES in 1982-1983. She was a great educator and I learned a great deal from her. My sympathy to her family.
Mary Anne Gaul (Thume)
Apr 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I have so many fun memories of Rita and Joe! Those were the days! Sending love and hugs from our family. Peace❤️
Carol Powers Skib
Apr 16, 2019
So sorry to hear about Rita’s passing. Rita and Joe are my godparents. They were an important part of my youth. It has been too long since I have had contact. Love to Joe and the family.
Mark Facteau
Apr 16, 2019
Lived next door for many years in Champlain Park to Rita. Such a nice kind lady. So sorry to hear of her passing. Sending prayers to all.
Danny Favreau
Apr 15, 2019
Sorry for your loss Uncle Joe. I can hear the dealing of the cards and sound of change as everyone puts in their quarter. Aunt Rita saying the Queen and following the queen are wild. Rita was always a happy person and was always willing to help others. Love you and thank you for teaching us how to love and respect other while respect ourselve.
Kris Dufour Mooso
Apr 15, 2019
Love you Aunt Rita and Uncle Joe ~ thanks for all the exciting card games!
Kris Dufour Mooso
Apr 15, 2019
Love you Aunt Rita & Uncle Joe ~ thanks for all the card games!